Former CBI Director Nageswara Rao writes a letter to Andhra CM
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) – Former CBI Director M. Nageswara Rao, in his letter to Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has informed about the Police inaction in a case where a 20-year-old girl was brutally raped and assaulted by a Church Pastor – Mallem Deva Sahayam. The victim was employed by the pastor.
Ex-CBI director M Nageswara Rao raises questions about conduct of Andhra Pradesh police in a rape case by a Church Pastor in Tirupati: Here is all you need to knowhttps://t.co/perMuoat4z
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Nageswara Rao further stated that the accused is a Christian missionary and an influential figure since he is involved in religious conversions. He also issued death threats to the victim. In addition to this, the political pressure is driving the cops away from acting against the accused. The Police took 9 days only to register the FIR. This underlines the influence held by the accused pastor.
Sir @ysjagan a poor girl was allegedly raped by a Pastor in Tirupati on 3rd Oct.
Police are reportedly under pressure to hush it up.
Case was registered after 9 days on 12th Oct.
Accused Pastor not yet arrested.
Pl intervene for justice to victim girl.@tv5newsnow@eenadulivenews pic.twitter.com/GeIy5AnipU
— M. Nageswara Rao IPS (@MNageswarRaoIPS) October 15, 2020
Nageswara Rao also suggested to grant monetary compensation to the victim and initiate disciplinary action against the Tirupati Superintendent of Police – Avula Ramesh Reddy.
The Tirupati Police in reply to letter by Nageswar Rao tweeted, ‘Your complaint has been forwarded to higher officers for further action’, Mr. Rao replied, “This is just a formality. I am not a complainant, but the victimised girl is who has registered an offence”.